Ranjini Murali

Conservation Scientist, The Snow Leopard Trust

Project Manager, Fundación Oso de Asturias

Adedotun Onoyinka Afolayan

Assistant Chief Research Officer, National Center for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

I am an Ecologist with an experience in Environmental Biology. I work with National Center for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) based in Nigeria. I am passionate about environmental pollution assessment and evaluation especially with regards to land, water and living organisms. At NACGRAB, I have being given the responsibility of using Tissue Culture Methods to conserve economic and endangered plant biodiversity of Nigeria. I appreciate teaming up with people in my field of expertise to carry out research and environmental activities that will help save the future. Thanks

Environmental Resources Conservation, Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture and Ecological Restoration ( INSAER)

Beth Robinson

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam, a bit of a odd job title. My main role is to design, deliver and organise both our online and class-based training workshops. One of the best parts of my job is meeting other conservationists and learning about the work that they do. I really enjoy geeking out reading teaching theory and thinking about ways I can more creatively and engagingly deliver learning. Before working for WildTeam I did a PhD in invasive plants and human wildlife interactions. I find it really interesting to learn about the ways people interact with nature, both when nature is being wonderful, but also when is is being a bit annoying!
Islamiat Abidemi Raji

Student, University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

I had my undergraduate degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria, where I researched on investigating people’s perception of Campus trees with the aim of providing tree management strategy to the University. The project was adjudged as one of the best in my Faculty, and provides a baseline database finding to the department and university. I furthered my career with a master’s degree in Conservation Biology at the A.P Leventis Ornithological Research Institute Jos, Nigeria, with a research on the complex relationship between the economic Parkia biglobosa, Parasitic Mistletoes and Avian. I am presently studying for a Ph.D. degree in Ecology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, researching on the effect of land-use changes on Fig-frugivorous interaction. I am a passionate biodiversity conservationist and nature lover. I love networking and field research
Olivier Chassot

Candidate, WCPA Chair, IUCN

I was born in Switzerland, but my current home is Costa Rica where I have been living with my wife and daughter for the last 25 years. Over two decades, I have developed extensive knowledge in sustainability topics along with a wide experience in designing, fundraising, and implementing conservation biology programs, biological corridors, project planning, implementation and monitoring, the leadership of inter-institutional alliances at the national, bi-national, regional and international level, as well as in the creation of protected areas. My areas of expertise include biodiversity, landscape issues, connectivity conservation, transboundary conservation, protected areas, and World Heritage Sites, sustainable development, wildlife, governance, and ecosystem conservation. I have worked for local and international NGOs and the academy, and define myself as a passionate conservation practitioner compromised with high standards of excellence, and a team player able to build strong intercultural relationships. I love trail running, photography, reading, cooking, traveling, and meeting new people from different cultural contexts. I am fluent in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, with limited working proficiency in German and Indonesian. I am currently learning Mandarin and Arabic.


Independent Nature Conservationist Film Maker.
Chewe Chiti

Currently unemployed, Currently Unemployed

Adam Barlow

Executive Director, WildTeam UK

I help run a UK charity that builds the capacity of conservationists to plan, implement, monitor, and report on their work. I also have a fair bit of experience in tiger and sea turtle conservation.